Upcoming events

    • Saturday, July 21, 2018
    • 10:30 AM
    • Will Rodgers State Beach

    Beach Volleyball
    Will Rodgers State Beach
    Enjoy a day in the sun with friends and sport. Save the date! More info coming soon.

    Refreshments and snacks provided. Parking is located directly in front of volleyball court.

    Bring sunscreen!


    Click here to sponsor this event. 

    • Friday, September 07, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Inotheke, 606 Broadway Ave., Ste 101, Santa Monica, CA 90401


    Effective Attorney Advocacy in Mediation | Presented by Stacie Feldman Hausner.

    During an informative, hour long program, Mediator Stacie Feldman Hausner, Esq. shares several of her most effective tactics for maximizing settlement outcomes.  Stacie draws her information both from her own extensive Mediation experiences as well as the curriculum she developed for her course in “Mediation” at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine Law School.  She will explore how to compose an effective mediation brief, how to most effectively prepare clients for mediation, how to select between combative and collaborative mediation approaches, and how to use persuasion techniques to help influence the opposition.  Additionally, she will share some more nuanced mediation styles, how to utilize anchoring numbers and/or positions, the best timing for revealing information, how to make impactful concessions, and when, if ever, to discuss “bottom lines”. By utilizing these valuable skills, attorneys can help maximize their chances of delivering optimal client results at mediations. 

    Join us for this month's MCLE First Friday educational event at Inotheke, Santa Monica. 

    • Receive 1 hour of MCLE credit.
    • Enjoy delicious Mediterranean lunch at one of the best Greek restaurants in the country. 
    • Networking begins at noon followed by lunch.
    • Presentation begins about 12:30 pm.

    Stacie Feldman Hausner, Esq., ADR Services, Inc.

    Stacie Feldman Hausner, Esq. is a mediator at ADR Services, Inc. after 20 years of being a lawyer specializing in high-stakes litigation for both plaintiffs and defendants. She received an LLM in Dispute Resolution from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law.  She has been an Adjunct Professor at Straus for many semesters and has taught both “Mediation Theory and Practice” and the "Mediation Clinic."  She has mediated hundreds of cases for ADR Services, Inc., the Los Angeles Superior Court, the Department of Consumer and Business Affairs, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and the Center for Conflict Resolution. Stacie specializes in mediating disputes in the areas of business, personal injury, employment, construction defect, real estate, and malpractice.  She also spends time presenting MCLE programs to bar associations and law firms on various topics, including, effective attorney advocacy in mediation, optimization of negotiation outcomes, ethics and mediation, psychology and mediation, and gender negotiations.. Read more...


    • Thursday, September 20, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Santa Monica Courthouse, 1725 Main Street, Rm 219, Santa Monica, CA 90401
    • 59


    Judges and Commissioners of the West District would like to cordially invite members of the Santa Monica Bar Association and their guests to a luncheon presentation at the Santa Monica Courthouse.

    A panel of bench officers will be giving an informal (and entertaining) panel discussion on information judges find helpful (or unhelpful) in making decisions. Thanks to Judge H. Chester Horn, SMBA Judicial Advisor, for organizing this great opportunity for us to get to know our LASC Judges and Commissioners (and vice versa) and Judge Mitchell L. Beckloff, Supervising Judge of the West District, for hosting us all!  We expect Judge Cho, Judge Cole, Judge Karlan, Judge Newman, Judge Rosenberg, Judge Solorzano, Judge Tarle, Comm. St. George and others to sit on the panel. There will be reserved time at the end of the presentation for questions. 

    Early registration is highly recommended for this event. Space is limited and fills up fast!  All proceeds from registration benefit the SMBA. Lunch may not be available to non-registered or same day registrants.  Pre-registered attendees can pay at-the-door.

    • $45 SMBA Members
    • $75 Non-members (join now)

    Registration includes a sandwich box lunch or salad and a drink. Please select a lunch choice on the registration page. (Lunch type is subject to change.)

    Be sure to introduce yourself at the lunch to our sponsor Judicate West.  Please click their logo for more information about their company.

    • Thursday, October 18, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Santa Monica, CA

    90th Annual
    Installation Gala
    Join us for the installation of the 2019 Board of Trustees

    Save the date for our 90th Annual Santa Monica Bar Association Installation Dinner Gala. Meet our current and incoming Board of Trustees.  We anticipate over 100 lawyers, judges, law students, and non-attorney affiliates in attendance. Don't miss this signature annual event!

    Incoming President, Jennifer Millier

    Thank you to our sponsors:

    Platinum Sponsor:

    Silver Sponsors:




    The Santa Monica Bar Association was founded in 1928.  It hosts a great collection of lawyers and other professionals in various fields, mostly situated in Santa Monica, Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Brentwood, Venice, Marina del Rey, and West LA.

SMBA Administration

2461 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 529

Santa Monica, CA 90404

Ph. 310-450-9289 Arb. (310) 581-5163


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